This Is Us

We are Cyndi & Al and Debbie & Dave.  We’ve been friends for a long time. We have fun and laugh together and because of that, last summer we decided to embark on an adventurous, exciting journey to the Great Northwest in June of 2018, and it’s almost here.  We booked our trip during the first week of September 2017 – during Hurricane Irma.  Although we had our hurricane shutters on and a supply of food, water, flashlights, and candles, we had electricity and internet, so the planning began.

Our venture starts in Vancouver and then takes us to Victoria, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Whittier, Denali, Mt McKinley, and Anchorage.

Here we are practicing for iceberg weather.  We’re having ice cream (not just ice cream, we are having glaciers at Ritter’s.  Little did we know that the last time we would see each other in Ohio we would be eating glaciers and our last day together in Alaska we would be drinking glacier water) in single digit temps with below 0 wind chill – not in FL of course.  I think we’re ready!

We all met in Ohio, but Al and I, and our daughter Abby, now live in warm and sunny Sarasota.  I think Alaska weather will be a shock to me – even in the summer.


This sweet girl, our daughter Abby, is going with us.  I hope she can keep up with the old folks.


To learn more about me, your tour guide on this Northern Adventure, visit the About Me page.


Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Let The Journey Begin!

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